+ Filters
New Search
Filters
Available Exact wording Only in the title
E-shopLoading...
GradeLoading...
PriceLoading...

brm_602666 - MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus

MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS Aurelianus MS/MS
125.00 €(Approx. 135.00$ | 107.50£)
Quantity
Add to your cartAdd to your cart
Type : Aurelianus
Date: printemps 290-291
Date: 290-291
Mint name / Town : Lyon
Metal : billon
Millesimal fineness : 50 ‰
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,32 g.
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Beau buste de Maximien Hercule, finement détaillé. Revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe, légèrement taché au revers. Patine de médaillier gris métallique avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG.
Obverse description : Buste radié et cuirassé de Maximien Hercule à droite drapé sur l’épaule, vu de trois quarts en avant (B).
Obverse translation : "Imperator Maximianus Augustus", (Empereur Maximien Auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PAX - A-VGG/ -|-// B.
Reverse description : Pax (la Paix) debout à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et un sceptre transversal de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pax Augustorum", (La Paix des Augustes).

Commentary


Poids lourd. Avec l’intégralité de son argenture superficielle. Rubans de type 3 aux estrémités bouletées. Cuirasse et épaulière cloutées. Ptéryges fines et tombantes.

Historical background


MAXIMIANUS HERCULIUS

(10/12/285-02/310)

Auguste I

Maximian was born in Sirmium around 250. He has "a low forehead, a wrinkled face, a trumpet nose, a thick chin and neck, a shaggy beard" according to "The Roman Emperors", op. cit., p. 119. This description does not look so much like the portraits of the argentei, which are stereotyped and not necessarily recognizable. He is chosen by Diocletian to assist him. He was first Caesar, then Augustus from April 286, and it was the foundation of the Diarchy. Maximien settles in Trèves and must fight against the barbarian invasions and the usurpation of Carausius in Brittany. In 293, when the Tetrarchy was created, he was assisted by Constantius Chlorus. Diocletian forces Maximian to abdicate on May 1, 305. He resents retirement and goes to support his son Maxentius when he seizes Rome on October 28, 306. He resumes service as august in 307 and helps Constantine to whom he gives his daughter Fausta in marriage. Maximian is forced to abdicate at the conference of Carnuntum, November 11, 308. One last time, he resumes the purple at the beginning of 310 in Marseilles before committing suicide or being assassinated.

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

x